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Back for a third year, Not A Lot Of Plot focuses on backyard sustainability.Â This day-long workshop will provide valuable information and insight into how individuals and families can produce their own food no matter how small the yard.
Join us on Saturday, January 12th at Indian Creek Nature Center. Doors open at 9:00 AM (bring your own brown bag lunch – beverages available).Â The fee is $15 for ICNC members; $18 for all others.Â Seating is limited so make your reservation now! Call 319-362-0664 to register by phone or click here to register online.
Here’s our program:
9:40 AM Backyard Abundance with Fred Meyer
Fred will inspire you with enticing examples of gardening ideas and techniques for backyards.Â Even the smallest yard can produce food, support wildlife and be beautiful.Â Leave with ideas for small and a bit larger spaces.
10:40 AM Willow in the Garden with Mary Kopecky
Willow is the perfect renewable resource Â for towers, trellises and other garden structures.Â Gather ideas for verticalÂ gardening, garden art,Â willow fences, sculptures, andÂ screens and get tips on collecting and working with willow.
11:40 AM LUNCH–Bring your own brown bag
12:20 PM Soilmates with Scott Koepke, Gardening Educator/New Pioneer Co-op
Scott, a garden educator from New Pioneer Co-op in Iowa City, focuses on the fundamentals of gardening, food origins, soil conditioning, composting, and season extenders .
1:20 PM Drought 2013? Water Conservation Tips for Home Landscape with Becky Lynch, Linn County Master Gardener
Becky, winner of the 2012 National Gardening Association’s Environmental Stewardship Award, reviews the 2013 forecast for drought in eastern Iowa. She will share information from multiple universities about priorities for watering in a drought, and will provide tips on how to stretch what water we have as far as possible.
2:20 PM Ideas for the Gardener with No Thyme (aka The Lazy Gardener) with Jean Wiedenheft, ICNC Land Steward
Herbs andÂ garlic are easy to grow, fun to cook with and make attractive landscaping.Â ICNC Land Steward Jean Wiedenheft will demonstrate how to make garlic salt and other herbed salts.